Backflow Prevention

Cross Connection Control (Backflow) Ordinance

The City of Boerne has a Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program. This program, as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), was established to protect the public potable water distribution system from backflow of contaminants or pollutants through individual water service, fire service, and irrigation connections.

As of October 17, 2022, the City of Boerne will no longer accept online submissions of test and maintenance reports through the Vepo website. Moving forward, backflow testers must submit paper Backflow Prevention Assembly Tests and Maintenance Reports directly to the City.

As part of this program, the City of Boerne requires backflow testers to be registered with the City before testing any backflow assemblies. Per City of Boerne Ordinance No. 2022-22, to be an approved backflow prevention assembly tester within the City, an individual must complete the tester registration form below and pay an annual, non-refundable tester registration fee of $53. Testers can mail a check, payable to the City of Boerne (Attn: Crystal Barrera), to 447 N. Main Street Boerne, Texas, 78006. Please note: the cost of the annual registration fee increased from $50 to $53 effective October 11, 2023.

Please disregard any earlier versions of these forms as they will no longer be accepted. The changes to the forms were mandated by TCEQ. 

For questions, please contact Boerne Utilities at (830) 248-1538. Thank you for helping the City of Boerne maintain a Superior Water System.